Brayden Bowers steals the spotlight at a golden wedding!

Bachelor In Paradise alum Brayden Bowers and Christina Mandrell’s relationship surfaced during the show’s season 9 finale, broadcasted on December 7, 2023. After more than a year together, Brayden surprised everyone with a live proposal during the airing of Golden Bachelor on Thursday, January 4, 2024.

During an on-camera conversation with “Bachelor Nation” host Jesse Palmer, the proposal unfolded. Just before asking Mandrell to marry him, Bowers shared his plans to relocate to Nashville and live with Mandrell, followed by him taking the mic from Palmer.

“For the first time in my life, I feel like I found someone that I can be myself with unapologetically. I have no doubts that I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Like Gerry said, it’s like we have such little time, and Theresa — they’re the biggest inspiration. I know that I want to spend the rest of my days with you,” Bowers expressed before kneeling down.

Brayden & Christina Didn’t Hold The Spotlight

Brayden and Christina’s engagement was followed by Gerry and Theresa taking the spotlight on the show. However, they weren’t the sole focus of the event. Natascha Hardee, a contestant from Golden Bachelor, delivered an uplifting speech on the Gold Carpet, urging everyone to pursue their dreams. Also, Charity Lawson and Dotun Olubeko shared their plans to marry in the fall of 2025. Brayden and Christina had their brief moment in the two-hour event before graciously stepping back to let others, especially Gerry and Theresa, shine.

It appears that due to being labeled as villains from their past appearances on The Bachelorette and Bachelor seasons, Brayden and Christina may face scrutiny for any action they take. Had a fan-favorite couple gotten engaged at The Golden Bachelor wedding, they would likely receive widespread support. However, it’s essential for Bachelor Nation to acknowledge that Brayden and Christina have grown and learned from their previous experiences since their seasons. Brayden’s proposal to Christina at the Golden Wedding was purely driven by love, and there’s nothing inherently wrong with their engagement at the event. They deserve well-wishes as they embark on this new phase of their lives.

Christina Was Previously Married

Christina Mandrell was previously wedded to Blake Dennis. According to different sources, the couple tied the knot in 2015 following a three-year courtship.

Mandrell and her ex-husband initiated divorce proceedings in November 2020, which concluded and was officially finalized by March 2021. Out of her union with Blake, she shares a daughter named Blakely May Dennis, born on August 12, 2016, often making appearances on her mother’s social media profiles.

We extend our best wishes to Christina in both her personal and professional endeavors. Additionally, we eagerly anticipate news of her upcoming wedding, eagerly awaiting the moment when Brayden becomes Christina Mandrell’s husband.

Who Is Brayden Bowers?

Brayden Bowers, born on April 17, 1998, hails from Murrieta, California, in the United States. He gained recognition through appearances on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise.

Presently, this California native works as a travel nurse. His service in the US Army concluded on May 7, 2023, which he joyfully announced via Instagram. Besides his professional pursuits, this former Bachelorette contestant finds pleasure in fitness, fishing, traveling, and spending time with friends and his dog. Unlike meditation, he appreciates indulging in visits to cigar lounges.

Christina Mandrell’s future husband, Brayden, has a dog named River, frequently showcased on his social media profiles.